Tattoos-day: My Bobby Pin
Out of all of my tattoos, large and colorful and bold, this little bobby pin is the most asked about ink on my body.
People comment about it near DAILY. I have to admit, it’s one of my favorites. It doesn’t have a long epic story though. I got it completely on a whim.
One of my favorite people wanted to get an amazing Mean Girls/mermaid tattoo at my shop. I accompanied her because duh, and my artist gave me grief for being at the shop and not getting a tattoo. So, I picked something off of a silly flash sheet entitled “Tattoos for all your BASIC needs” for $20.
I chose it because it was funny, small, and cute. But as with most of my tattoos, it has developed meaning.
It is a small, daily reminder to keep it together. Sometimes life gets messy, things fall out of place. It’s easy to get overwhelmed. But when everything is astray, you can just stick a pin in it and hold it steady.